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Bombay Begum review by Riya Gajjar

My Opinion

Never let Womenfolk down

Nowadays OTT platform is flooded with woman-oriented content. Each new series or movie is talking about great womanhood. Being female, I really feel sad about males who are actually supportive & inclined towards providing a respectful and progressive atmosphere to women.

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Nowadays OTT platform is flooded with woman-oriented content. Each new series or movie is talking about great womanhood. Being female, I really feel sad about males who are actually supportive & inclined towards providing a respectful and progressive atmosphere to women.

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

“You’re a female with a brain and reasonable ability so Stop Whining.”

These types of content were very much needed to break stereotypes on OTT platforms too. But somehow, we can surely witness that most of the content makes one’s way in one direction and catering womenfolk on a very large scale. Having said that women empowerment is very well making its mark and have managed to instill new aged cultural values of equality as well as social, economic, and professional justice in Indian society. Well let’s talk about it later, as of now we are forcing on Netflix originals series “Bombay Begums” featuring Rani Singh Irani (Pooja Bhatt), Fatima Warsi (Shahana Goswami), Ayesha Agarwal (Plabita Borthakur), and Shai (Aadhya Anand) Rani’s teenage daughter. Through a twist of fate and a car accident, Lily/Lakshmi Gondhali (Amruta Subhash), a bar dancer turned sex worker, enters Rani’s life

Trajectory

Rani wishes to exhilarate the bank’s balance sheet around and earn space in the hearts of stepchildren. The 2nd character Fatima who gets a huge promotion soon after she discovers she is pregnant. Ayesha is struggling to come to terms with her sexual acclimatization and also wants to leave her mark at her job so that she can escape the suffocating control of her parents. Lily a bar dancer compelled to turn a sex worker who wants to give her son a better life, but the means she resorts to aren’t always above board.

“She can overcome everything that was meant to destroy her integrity.”

Bombay Begums is a compact just six episodes series, and each episode is about 50 minutes. Alankrita, the creator of the series has taken charge of multiple roles – co-written and co-directed, created a fairly vast canvas thematically to explore with under six hours of running time. Bombay begums are all about the curve Office politics and the uncanny throne that a woman in power carries on in a traditionally male-dominated industry and society, sexual harassment at the workplace, the pressures on a woman to harmonize to conventional expectations while also breaking glass ceilings, are all ideas that Alankrita and her cowriters blended into the chronicle.

“Sometimes happiness is a feeling. Sometimes it’s a decision.”

You shall appreciate not at all overrated acting of the cast and some super impressive lines like “when pooja says to her 19-year old that “Risk your life for Art, for your work, not for a silly boy”, तुमने किसी से प्यार किया है? किसी से प्यार करके खुद को रोका है? And many more. The series is being trashed on various social media platforms for minors indulging in casual sex we now have web series showing minors having Cocaine and they say #BombayBegums teaches women to sleep around if they feel oppressed.

“You’re a female with a brain and reasonable ability so Stop Whining.”

These types of content were very much needed to break stereotypes on OTT platforms too. But somehow, we can surely witness that most of the content makes one’s way in one direction and catering womenfolk on a very large scale. Having said that women empowerment is very well making its mark and have managed to instill new aged cultural values of equality as well as social, economic, and professional justice in Indian society. Well let’s talk about it later, as of now we are forcing on Netflix originals series “Bombay Begums” featuring Rani Singh Irani (Pooja Bhatt), Fatima Warsi (Shahana Goswami), Ayesha Agarwal (Plabita Borthakur), and Shai (Aadhya Anand) Rani’s teenage daughter. Through a twist of fate and a car accident, Lily/Lakshmi Gondhali (Amruta Subhash), a bar dancer turned sex worker, enters Rani’s life

Trajectory

Rani wishes to exhilarate the bank’s balance sheet around and earn space in the hearts of stepchildren. The 2nd character Fatima who gets a huge promotion soon after she discovers she is pregnant. Ayesha is struggling to come to terms with her sexual acclimatization and also wants to leave her mark at her job so that she can escape the suffocating control of her parents. Lily a bar dancer compelled to turn a sex worker who wants to give her son a better life, but the means she resorts to aren’t always above board.

“She can overcome everything that was meant to destroy her integrity.”

Bombay Begums is a compact just six episodes series, and each episode is about 50 minutes. Alankrita, the creator of the series has taken charge of multiple roles – co-written and co-directed, created a fairly vast canvas thematically to explore with under six hours of running time. Bombay begums are all about the curve Office politics and the uncanny throne that a woman in power carries on in a traditionally male-dominated industry and society, sexual harassment at the workplace, the pressures on a woman to harmonize to conventional expectations while also breaking glass ceilings, are all ideas that Alankrita and her cowriters blended into the chronicle.

“Sometimes happiness is a feeling. Sometimes it’s a decision.”

You shall appreciate not at all overrated acting of the cast and some super impressive lines like “when pooja says to her 19-year old that “Risk your life for Art, for your work, not for a silly boy”, तुमने किसी से प्यार किया है? किसी से प्यार करके खुद को रोका है? And many more. The series is being trashed on various social media platforms for minors indulging in casual sex we now have web series showing minors having Cocaine and they say #BombayBegums teaches women to sleep around if they feel oppressed.

My Verdict

Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.

My perspective – I overall liked series for plot & cast plus roller coaster ride of one to create space for own identity. But still, my favorite will be the American crime drama television series Queen of the south. I also loved Made In Heaven, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain, Masaba Masaba, A Suitable Boy, Delhi crimes, and Unbelievable. All these shows talk about strength and strong decision powers without saying the “Hum Ab Nahi Sahenge” Line by female leads of the show.

“A woman who knows what she brings to the table is not afraid to eat alone.”

My perspective – I overall liked series for plot & cast plus roller coaster ride of one to create space for own identity. But still, my favorite will be the American crime drama television series Queen of the south. I also loved Made In Heaven, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain, Masaba Masaba, A Suitable Boy, Delhi crimes, and Unbelievable. All these shows talk about strength and strong decision powers without saying the “Hum Ab Nahi Sahenge” Line by female leads of the show.

“A woman who knows what she brings to the table is not afraid to eat alone.”

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